Tag: Authentic Audience

Kidblog Spotlight On: Mary Brown

Kidblog Spotlight On: Mary Brown

Year 5 and 6 teacher, Mary Brown, has been blogging in her New Zealand classroom for four years. Her students’ confidence in their writing has increased and they have even started setting and completing their own blogging challenges. What motivated you to start blogging with your students? Blogging looked like a highly exciting way to motivate students

Year 5 and 6 teacher, Mary Brown, has been blogging in her New Zealand classroom for four years. Her students’ confidence in their writing has increased and they have even started setting and completing their own blogging challenges. What motivated you to start blogging with your students? Blogging looked like a highly exciting way to motivate students... read more

Kidblog Spotlight On: Douglas Meckley

Kidblog Spotlight On: Douglas Meckley

After being introduced to blogging in graduate school, Douglas Meckley integrated Kidblog into his sixth grade class. He has since found a way to implement blogging into all content areas. What motivated you to start blogging with your students? I became intrigued by the possibilities of blogging when I encountered it during a graduate class

After being introduced to blogging in graduate school, Douglas Meckley integrated Kidblog into his sixth grade class. He has since found a way to implement blogging into all content areas. What motivated you to start blogging with your students? I became intrigued by the possibilities of blogging when I encountered it during a graduate class... read more

Kidblog Spotlight On: Katelyn Hileman

Kidblog Spotlight On: Katelyn Hileman

Katelyn Hileman’s third grade students were motivated to write once they were given an authentic audience via Kidblog four years ago. Katelyn discusses her student blogging journey openly with Kidblog. What motivated you to start blogging with your students? I started using it for students to blog about the books they are reading. Students write

Katelyn Hileman’s third grade students were motivated to write once they were given an authentic audience via Kidblog four years ago. Katelyn discusses her student blogging journey openly with Kidblog. What motivated you to start blogging with your students? I started using it for students to blog about the books they are reading. Students write... read more

Kidblog Spotlight On: Kathleen Sokolowski

Kidblog Spotlight On: Kathleen Sokolowski

Inspired by Franki Sibberson, Kathleen started blogging with her third grade class three years ago. Her students have since become authors, excited to write online for an authentic audience (even over vacations, weekends, and summer break!). What motivated you to start blogging with your students? KS: I switched from kindergarten to third grade and was

Inspired by Franki Sibberson, Kathleen started blogging with her third grade class three years ago. Her students have since become authors, excited to write online for an authentic audience (even over vacations, weekends, and summer break!). What motivated you to start blogging with your students? KS: I switched from kindergarten to third grade and was... read more

#ISTE17 Recap

#ISTE17 Recap

This past week, the Kidblog team was in San Antonio alongside over 21,000 educators, attending the ISTE 2017 Conference. We were able to connect with some of the brightest minds in ed tech and engage with teachers from 80+ countries. We had a fantastic time speaking with new and veteran members of our Kidblog community and were

This past week, the Kidblog team was in San Antonio alongside over 21,000 educators, attending the ISTE 2017 Conference. We were able to connect with some of the brightest minds in ed tech and engage with teachers from 80+ countries. We had a fantastic time speaking with new and veteran members of our Kidblog community and were... read more

Kidblog Spotlight On: Sharon Davison

Kidblog Spotlight On: Sharon Davison

Searching for a way to connect with her incoming Kindergarteners, Sharon Davison turned to blogging. Seven years later, Sharon and her students have reached beyond friends and family and have spoken to the world using Kidblog. What motivated you to start blogging with your students? SD: “I started blogging using Kidblog about 7 years ago

Searching for a way to connect with her incoming Kindergarteners, Sharon Davison turned to blogging. Seven years later, Sharon and her students have reached beyond friends and family and have spoken to the world using Kidblog. What motivated you to start blogging with your students? SD: “I started blogging using Kidblog about 7 years ago... read more

Webinar: Allowing Students to Publish Freely

Webinar: Allowing Students to Publish Freely

Year 5/6 teacher, Blair Smith, shares how encouraging students to publish on topics they are interested in, at anytime, will increase student blogging interest and improve overall writing. In this webinar, you will learn: The benefits of allowing students to publish their own content based on interests The difference between giving students an audience and

Year 5/6 teacher, Blair Smith, shares how encouraging students to publish on topics they are interested in, at anytime, will increase student blogging interest and improve overall writing. In this webinar, you will learn: The benefits of allowing students to publish their own content based on interests The difference between giving students an audience and... read more